Five Years of Latino Leadership: Congratulations to Unid@s Cohort V!

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For the past five years, Latino Network has worked with community members from around the state to cultivate leaders within the Latino community. Since the start of Unid@s for Oregon, 10% of all participants have pursued an elected public office, and 6 alumni have successfully been elected or appointed to public office.

This year we celebrate the 5th Anniversary of Unid@s for Oregon by congratulating its fifth cohort to alumni status – Welcome to the family, Unid@s Cohort V! Congratulations on all of your hard work and dedication!

On Saturday, May 6, we graduated another class of Unid@s Latinx leaders. Since October, members of Unid@s Cohort V have been meeting regularly. From learning about personal transformation and attacks on leadership from Nanci Luna Jimenez to visiting Oregon Shakespeare Festival and meeting with MacArthur Fellow and playwright Luis Alfaro, they have been busy! 

Members hail from around the state and from all sectors. Indeed, in a time when our communities most need our voices to be heard, these Unid@s leaders aim to be on the forefront of change and transformation within and for their communities.

"It was truly a transformational experience to learn, grow and share with Unid@s C5 Cohort this past year. Through the year we had various sessions across the state and each presenter, trainer and guest speaker added a layer of significance and impact to the experience of each participant. Vamos Adelante Unid@s Cohort V. "

If you're interested in learning more about Unid@s or seeing the full Cohort V member list, check out our Unid@s webpage!

Enjoy some snapshots from the graduation ceremony and the alumni gathering! Congrats Cohort V!

Thank you  Ecotrust  for letting us celebrate in your beautiful space!

Thank you Ecotrust for letting us celebrate in your beautiful space!